Managing in Iran

A Modern Welcome From an Ancient Country

Managing in Iran - A Modern Welcome From an Ancient Country

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Respect others' cultures in traditional yet forward-thinking Iran.

Iran is an ethnically diverse Middle Eastern country, and is home to the Persian people – one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Because Iran has retained many of its ancient practices, you'll find a captivating juxtaposition of traditions and modern cities when you visit.

The country is only just emerging from years of prohibitive trade sanctions, so international commerce remains sparse, but it is growing. However, Iranians are a forward-thinking people who are keen to dispel the negative stereotypes that surround their country, and they want to improve business ties with other nations.

In this article, we'll explore how you can live and work successfully in Iran, whether you're managing a remote team, visiting on business, or working directly with Iranian team members.

The Country

Iran is situated in Asia, and is officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran. It's the 18th largest country in the world, and it has the 28th largest economy. It covers 636,372 square miles, and borders Azerbaijan and Armenia to the north west, Turkmenistan to the north east, Pakistan and Afghanistan to the east, and Turkey and Iraq to the west. It also has coasts on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south, and the Caspian Sea to the north.

Iran is situated in Asia, and shares borders with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Iraq.

Tehran is Iran's capital city, and it's home to 8.4 million of the country's 82 million population. It's also the country's cultural, political and financial center.

Temperatures in Tehran regularly reach 30°C in August, dropping to 4°C in January, with most rainfall occurring between November and March. However, the country boasts a landscape of mountains, deserts, plains, and coasts, so the climate can vary tremendously. So, check the average temperature and rainfall statistics for the region you're visiting, and pack appropriate clothing. There is also a high risk of earthquakes across much of the country, so make sure that you're aware of your organization's emergency procedures before you arrive....

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